Alpha squids are the strongest alpha in the game they have the most hp and damage increase per level and the slight fact that they grab any tame that isn't a basilo or another squid makes them even worse.
When Ark says that the unicorn is the rarest creature. That’s a lie. At least the unicorn spawns. This thing is supposed to. I have spent the last week living in a pearl cave in their spawn hotspot and have not seen evidence of a single one. Reply to me @Tofuna
For the ones saying they are rare and can’t find them they obviously didn’t actually take the time to look. Whenever I go around the whole ocean for red drops I always encounter at least 3-4 of them. So don’t be one of those guys. Take your time and actually use your eyes. Also if you’re going to fast like on a plesi mosa or ichthy then they could possibly not render in time. So take it slow and never sit still for too long.
When attacking, use Basilosaurus whales, they cannot be grabbed, be aware that once low health, the squid will flee and emit ink, and debuff you by making all nearby creatures aggro you. I almost lost a 265 basilosaurus to 4 dunkleos and 10 megalos that boxes me into a star formation.